Wordy Wednesday #175 “When Mini Vans Were Cool”

The Austin A35 is a small family car that was sold by Austin from 1956 until 1968. In, 1959 A35 passenger cars were replaced by the new A40 Farina models in but the estate car version continued until 1962 and van until 1968. MiniVanAll in all, 280,897 A35s of all types were produced including vans such this one photographed in Prospect Colorado.

In 1956, a two-door deluxe saloon (sedan) with the 948 cc engine was tested by the British Motor magazine and found to have a top speed of 71.9 mph and could accelerate from 0-60 mph in 30.1 seconds. A fuel consumption of 34.6 mpg was recorded.

For Wallace & Gromit fans, an A35 van features in the 2005 movie, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. (I think it’s green like this one.)

This image was made with my Canon EOS 50D before it was converted to infrared and shot with the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens (at 17mm.) Exposure was 1/400 sec at f/145 and ISO 800.

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Author: Joe Farace

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